Thursday Hoops Roundup: No. 12 Wisconsin wins big
There were five Big Ten men’s basketball games on Thursday, including Wisconsin’s impressive 88-64 win over Bowling Green. The Badgers had six players score in double figures, led by Ben Brust, who had a game-high 19 points. This is the first time Wisconsin has had back-to-back 80-plus point games since December, 2012.
Catch up on all of Thursday’s action in this post.
(AP) Texas Tech transfer Terran Pettaway led the Cornhuskers with a career-high 28 points, but Massachusetts held on in the final minute to open the Charleston Classic with a 96-90 victory over Nebraska on Thursday. Derrick Gordon had 20 points to lead five Massachusetts players in double figures.
(AP) Nik Stauskas finished with 23 points, Caris LeVert had 20 and No. 14 Michigan made a tournament-record 14 3-pointers in beating a scrappy Long Beach State 85-61 Thursday in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
(AP) Elliott Eliason had 11 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high seven blocks to lead Minnesota to an easy 79-57 victory over Wofford on Thursday. Austin Hollins led the Gophers (5-0) with 18 points, and he grabbed eight rebounds, too. Oto Osenieks had a career-high 14 points, and Deandre Mathieu added 10 points. Making well-timed cuts and drives to the basket, the Gophers were as crisp on offense as they’ve been all season with give-and-go passes working to near-perfection.
(AP) Ben Brust scored 19 points to lead six Wisconsin players in double figures as the No. 12 Badgers beat Bowling Green 88-64 on Thursday night. Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker added 14 apiece for Wisconsin (5-0). Traevon Jackson had 13, Josh Gasser 11 and Bronson Koenig 10.
(AP) Indiana’s young team has already figured one thing out: Go get those rebounds. The Hoosiers continued their remarkable early season rebounding, grabbing 50 to Washington’s 29 in a 102-84 victory Thursday night in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.